merry christmas 2021

Christmas Opening Hours for Parker’s Pub

Because of the new opening hours restrictions Christmas will be different this year.
Wednesday 22nd December 3p.m to 8p.m
Thursday 23rd December 12 noon to 8p.m
Christmas eve we will be open from 2 pm to 8pm.
On St Stephen’s day we will be open at 12 noon to 8p.m and we have live music with the fantastic band Dreams of Freedom from 2-00 pm till 4-00 pm.
Monday 27th December to 8p.m
Tuesday 28th December 3p.m to 8p.m
Wednesday 29th December 3p.m to 8p.m
Due to the new restrictions last orders will be at 7.30p.m, with the pub needing to cleared by 8.00p.m Thanks to everyone for your support since we reopened on the 7th June and we look forward to better days ahead.

Wishing our customers and friends a very happy and safe Christmas.


The following Christmas Ceremonies will take place at St. Mary Church, Kilflynn:
Friday 24th December: Vigil Mass – Christmas Eve at 8.00 p.m.,
Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day at 9.30 a.m.
Christmas Masses: I am sure most people are happy that the Government announcement on Friday evening last did not include time restrictions on churches at this time. Does that mean the numbers attending Mass this Christmas in our parish will be very big! My feeling is that many people, especially with young children, will be hesitant about attending, as they have been, generally, in recent months. To ensure that the situation at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses is satisfactory, I appeal to all who plan to attend Mass, to be in the church about 10 minutes before start time. You might, kindly, inform family members at home for Christmas and those who may not see this newsletter. Fr. Denis O’Mahony


For many years now, Noreen and the Late Michael Murphy, Dromakee, Kilflynn, have been decorating the outside of their home, with a spectacular Christmas lights display, for the last two years their raised over 1,000 euros for the palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee. This year the Murphy family have put up the Christmas lights in memory of their father Michael who passed away in June 2021, again to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit, Noreen and The Murphy Family, would greatly appreciate any amount you can give to the collection box on the fence outside their house, all monies raised will go directly to the palliative care unit. Thanks for all your support.


Great turnout on Sunday morning 19th December for the weekly Sunday morning run and well done everyone. €189 raised . Which included a generous donation from someone anonymous. Thank you very much. Total for Kerry Cancer Support Group is now €2267
Everyone can have a break Wednesday evening. And we will see everyone on Sunday morning 26th December St. Stephen’s Day for 12 o clock sharp start. Teas and coffees and treats on the day.
We would also encourage everyone in the community to come along on the day and support the running group who have been training since the start of October.
The 5km , 10km and half marathon program will be starting in January so we encourage everyone to come along. We wish the best of luck to everyone on Sunday.
Thanks for your support


Ho Ho – Santa here – please be nice and support below
Please note that our Christmas draw will now take place on Wednesday evening at 7pm in Parker’s Bar Kilflynn – all welcome.
Many thanks for your support.


Clanmaurice overcame the loss of a slew of players that forced them to line out with just 14 players throughout to defeat Athleague by 1-11 to 0-6 at Fr McNamara Park in Ennis in the AIB All-Ireland junior A club camogie semi-final on Saturday 18th December.
They will cross swords with Raharney in the decider on January 8 after the Westmeath champions chiseled out a hard-earned verdict over Glen by 0-9 to 1-4 at the GAA National Development Centre in Abbotstown. Well done to local Clanmaurice players and their management, especially the Crotta duo of Aoife Behan (0-01) and Jackie Hogan (0-1free)
Player of the Game: Rachel McCarthy (Clanmaurice) Congratulations Rachel.


‘Light Up A Life’ Fundraiser
If you wish to remember a loved one who is deceased, ‘Light Up A Life’ this Christmas by donating €5 per light.
Donations and names can be dropped in to The Village Store or Tommy Neenan or you can also donate online using our IBAN IE46AIBK93001603162054.


is part of the Tralee Area which also covers Ardfert, Ballyduff, Causeway, Ballyheigue, Fenit, Castleisland, Knocknagoshel and the entire Dingle peninsula. Each week, we distribute over 60 hampers and over 200 dinners. The type of support we provide is wide ranging, but most often we help families with basics such as food, clothing, heating and education costs. For example, your donation will enable us to once again distribute over 800 food hampers during Christmas Week and over 300 Christmas Day dinners.
Much of what we do in this community would be simply impossible, without your generous support. Thank you.
The local confidential number of the S.V.P. is 087 7086253.


Due to the current restrictions the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Tuesday 21st December at Herbert’s Bar,Kilflynn at 7.00p.m
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 10,21, 16 and 31.
There was no winner of the 6,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Jessica Cronin, Hillview, Knocknacaska Kilflynn, Sheila Hannifan, Leith East, Tralee, and Lisa Clifford, Riverside, Abbeydorney.
Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Tuesday 28th December at 7.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions for a €6,700 Jackpot.  Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, or from any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. We would like to wish all our patrons a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.


Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group Christmas Party for senior citizens in Ballyroe Heights Hotel won’t go ahead this Christmas due to NPHET guidelines.


Music on Sunday 26th December (St. Stephen’s Day) by Dreams of Freedom at 2-4p.m followed be a Traditional Music Session.


Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 22nd December at 10.00 a.m.
Friday 24th December at 8.00 p.m.
Vigil of the Nativity Saturday 25th December at 9.30 a.m.
Feast of the Nativity Sunday 26th December at 9.30 a.m

The Parish Office will be open on Tues. 21st & Thurs. 23rd 10.00 a.m. -1.00 p.m. Closed Friday 23rd .
Samaritans Church Gate Collection on Christmas Eve Friday 24th and Christmas Day Saturday 25th at all Masses or by email:
Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on, on Sunday at 10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass.
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration  Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)
Notice Covid-19 Due to the increase in the numbers of people becoming infected with Covid-19, please follow the public health advice and reduce your social contacts.  The public health advice is to get vaccinated as vaccination offers the best protection for you, your family and for others against severe disease.   Vaccination will reduce the number of people requiring hospitalization and will free up ICU beds for use in our hospitals.  Please continue to follow good hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, observe the rules of social distancing and wear a face covering/mask when attending any of our churches. People should not attend religious services if they have symptoms of Covid-19, even if they have been fully vaccinated. This applies to everyone. They should not return to church until they have received advice that it is safe to do so.


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


ALONE manages a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024


As these are the last notes before Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas and a peaceful and hopefully prosperous 2022.
A Céad Míle Fáilte to all those who have returned home to Kilflynn to spend the Christmas period with their families and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Clubs and organizations and all those who contributed to the Kilflynn notes in 2021.I am looking forward to bringing you the notes and issues in the community again for 2022. Any items for inclusion in these notes should be with the writer before 12 Noon each Monday morning. Email to or phone (066) 7135129/ (087) 9794541.

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